Narrative and Becoming

Askin, Ridvan. (2016) Narrative and Becoming. Plateaus - New Directions in Deleuze Studies. Edinburgh.

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Proposes a new model for understanding narrative, grounded in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze What is narrative? Ridvan Askin answers this question by bringing together aesthetics, contemporary North American fiction, Gilles Deleuze, narrative theory, and the recent speculative turn. Through this process he develops a transcendental empiricist concept of narrative. Against the established consensus of narrative theory he argues for an understanding of narrative as fundamentally nonhuman, unconscious, and expressive. Narrative and Becoming provides close readings of a number of contemporary North American fictions, most prominently Ana Castillo's The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986), Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (1970), Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist , and Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves (2000), showcasing their genuine metaphysical quality.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Askin, Ridvan
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Number of Pages:213
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book -- A paperback edition was published 2018
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